I actually can't remember who I watches to learn with a drop spindle! I would have just searched on youtube though. Everything I learn is from youtubeI am not into synthetic fibers in general. They do feel weird! As far as wool goes, I can only wear merino, because it isn't itchy. I wear merino socks year round. I make ankle socks and no show socks out of fingering weight yarn for the warmer weather when I am not wearing sandals. Wool breathes really well and isn't too hot for me most of the time, especially merino/ silk blends.
I have never tried spinning. Is it easy? I will have to look for some videos Do you have any recommendations?